Highlights and main attractions of the Seychelles
The 115 islands of the Seychelles sit like sparkling, delicate jewels in this protected tropical paradise in the western section of the Indian Ocean. Located just four degrees south of the equator and northeast of Madagascar, over 50% of the Seychelles is comprised of protected areas including National Parks and Nature Reserves, which also includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This creates a unique environment in which flora and fauna can flourish and an archipelago of unspoilt natural beauty for travellers to explore.
Remotely set approximately 1600 kilometres from mainland Africa and said to be home to the oldest granite islands in the world, the landscape and topography of the Seychelles islands is like no other. A mixture of coral and granite islands including popular La Digue and Praslin, under a third of these are inhabited, which means it is a truly well-preserved destination with vast areas of wilderness and an array of biodiversity on its islands.
Whilst the image of the Seychelles is of dazzling paradise beaches and deluxe hideaways, there is much more to the destination than this, and exploration will provide some unique and rewarding experiences.